Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The Only Source

"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;
I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." John 10:10 (NIV)

Sunday, the teaching focused on the One True Source of Life. About how Adam and Eve disconnected from it in the garden. And, people have been searching, disconnecting or flat out giving up since then. God, in His infinite wisdom, gave us a choice. No robots here. And, sadly, we keep making the selfish, death choice. And, oh the carnage. Church is not the source of life. Activities. Behavior. "Good, right living." Performance. None of these are the source of life and they aren't going to get us anywhere. Jesus is the source. The only source. Period. He is the source of life, there is no other. The end.

I loved this picture. Jesus IS the Tree of Life, not the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. You know, that's that tree where people jump from branch to branch thinking things will change. Looking for life that isn't there. Making their own rules. Seeking their own solution. It's fiction. Just a counterfeit. The next best thing. What the world sees as the answer. Might be fun for a while, but it doesn't last long.

Truth is, it's time to make the big leap to the other tree!! The Tree of Life. Surrender. Let Him love you. Love Him back. Follow His ways. Listen to Him speak and direct. He's not about "rules," He's about life. That was His plan all along. Inhale His breath. This is where real life is. Fun. All out craziness. Joy. Peace. Life to the FULL. Trust Him. It's the right choice. It's the best choice and it's totally contrary to the world. Yep, breath. Love that!

Jesus came to give us life, abundance and more than we could ask or imagine. I'm not talking prosperity theology here, I'm talking LIFE. Why wouldn't you give it all up to Him?

*Want some truth and resources on The Source, check out Alan Smith or Bob Hamp. Good solid teaching.

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